Fusion energy holds the promise of providing safe, sustainable and low-carbon base-load energy that complements other energy sources like solar and wind. The fusion process uses abundant materials like deuterium from seawater and lithium and works by combining hydrogen atoms into helium like in the heart of the Sun.
Within the European Co-fund Action Project EUROfusion, opens an external URL in a new window we investigate and/or develop:
- Edge physics of fusion plasmas at the medium-sized tokamak ASDEX Upgrade in Garching/Munich
- Plasma-wall interaction using a highly-sensitive quartz crystal microbalance
- Plasma diagnostics based on injection of fast neutral Li-beams
- Atomic data for fusion